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  1. Hi Everyone, I'm finally coming back to OSX86. I've endured Windows 7's bugs and shortcomings for too long and I beleive OSX is the way forward for me. But I still want to enjoy my windows games at near native performance without having to dual boot. So I'm rebuilding my rig with this new spec: i5 3570 3.4Ghz (Not the K version, so Vt-d is available) Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H (I checked is fully working with 10.8.2) 12gb RAM Vertex 4 120gb for OSX install, HDDs for VMs. So I gather the Intel HD 4000 should be working well enough for the standard OSX experience, I won't need it for anything too graphics intensive. I've just been looking at graphics cards for PC gaming and want to get the Radeon HD 7770. I know that card isn't currently supported in Mountain Lion but that shouldn't be a problem for Vt-d. I could go for the 6870 with higher power requirements and compatibility with OSX if needed, but it wouldn't be ideal. A side question - how likely is it looking that the 7770 will be supported in the future? I've read some conflicting past speculation. I plan on trying both Parallels and Vmware for my Windows 7 VMs. Does anyone here have experience in assigning a graphics card to a VM for near native 3D gaming? I read on TomsHardware someone got this working very well on Linux (I will link if you'd like to see). If I'm not mistaken it doesn't matter whether the graphics card is compatible with the host OS or not, the Vt-d will assign the IO direct to the VM. Am I also correct in assuming no monitor needs to be attached to the graphics card directly? Thanks for your expert advice! I can't wait to get started. Alex
  2. If I run OSX in a VirtualBox VM on a MS Surface Pro 2, will the touchscreen and pressure sensitive digitizer work?
  3. Hello IM Community.. I read an article that talks about gpu virtualization by nvidia which will soon be implemented by vmware into their products. If its implemented in ESX will this help to bring better graphics to osx virtualized ???
  4. Ok, so I was able to get my GTX 465 converted into a Quadro 4000. To test that everything was still working, I passed the card through to my Windows VM and Installed the Quadro Drivers. Everything worked as expected and played some Crysis 2 - both DVI and mini HDMI ports pass video successfully. Prior to this, I had installed the NVIDIA VIBs onto the ESXi host. However, when passing through my OSX Mavericks VM, the card is recognized but no video connection is detected, and nothing will appear on my monitor. I have also installed the latest Quadro Drivers from NVIDIA and have tried using both default and NVIDIA drivers on boot, neither will pass video to my monitor. Has anyone else been able to get their Quadro Cards working in an OS X VM? The reason I chose to do a quadro 4000, is to get as close to possible as a Quadro 4000 for Mac. I can if need be, setup the card as a Quadro 5000 or 6000. I would have my GTX 465 stock, however it won't work with PCIe Passthrough. Any help will be appreciated. Also, at the moment, I cannot use DSDTs as I cannot get a third party EFI boot loader to work, such as chameleon or clover.
  5. I followed the how to here: https://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~somlo/OSXKVM/ After building the bios, I am able to attach a gpu or connect Spice, however boot fails fast with: Error loading kernel cache (0x9) I've google around and spent a few hours trying to get it working, but no luck. I've made a couple of installers to be sure, and not seen any errors. Currently my KVM invocation looks like: qemu-system-x86_64 \ -name macOS-VM \ -vga none -vnc :0 \ -machine q35,accel=kvm -bios ~/src/roms/macOS_OVMF.fd -m 4096 \ -cpu core2duo -smp 4,cores=2 \ -usb -device usb-kbd -device usb-tablet \ -device isa-applesmc,osk="foobarbin" \ -netdev user,id=usr0 -device e1000-82545em,netdev=usr0,id=vnet0 \ -device ide-drive,bus=ide.0,drive=MacDVD \ -drive id=MacDVD,if=none,snapshot=on,file=/var/lib/vz/template/iso/snowleopard.iso \ -device ide-drive,bus=ide.2,drive=MacHDD \ -drive id=MacHDD,if=none,file=/dev/zvol/vmpool/vm-1003-disk-1 \ -device 'vfio-pci,host=0b:00.0,id=hostpci0,bus=pcie.0,addr=0x2' \ -device 'vfio-pci,host=0b:00.1,id=hostpci1,bus=pcie.0,addr=0x11' \ ... however, I'm not married to that method if someone has a better one. I'd rather not change my distro however, which is Proxmox (which is based on Debian). I've made a few installers to be sure that it's not a problem with my install media, but the results are always the same. I see some solutions for similar problems to mine (not identical) which involve modifying the installer, which is a bit harder than it sounds as I need to temporarily repair my mac to do it, so I was hoping to get some pointers before I embark on that. Lastly, I've also read that this can be caused by a lack of video ram. I haven't been able to successfully increase the size of my vram in qemu. I can keep working on that, but since I'm now passing the vm a gpu with a ton or vram, I don't think that is the solution. Thanks for reading. -FG
  6. Hi, I have an HP dv5tse running 32-bit Windows 7 with Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, which, according to Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool, does not have hardware virtualization capabilities. I've been searching for a few days with no luck for a way to run Mac OS X through VMware Player or VirtualBox. Since my laptop is 32-bit, I understand that Snow Leopard is the highest I can go (please correct me if I'm wrong). Is there any way at all to run Snow Leopard without hardware virtualization? Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.
  7. Hi all... I saw a thread about getting Tiger on VirtualBox and was interested in it, so i downloaded the ISO and set it up in VirtualBox. The only problem is, it won't install. It boots the installer, but then it won't get any further than that. It either a) goes to the Apple logo with a cancel sign over it, or in verbose mode, it will stay on "still waiting for root device". Any ideas on how to fix this?
  8. Here is what I done so far: Installed vmware workstation 12 Pro Ran unlocker version 2 Downloaded Yosemite dmg and converted it to an ISO using PowerISO Launched new machine wizard and set MAC OS 10.10 and Boot to EFI Added smc.version = "0" to vmx file I receive these messages: Attempting to start up from: EFI VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive (0.0)...unsuccessful. EFI VMware Virtual SATA CDROM Drive (1.0)...unsuccessful. DVD Drive is pointing to Yosemite ISO Any ideas? Thanks, vmware_log.txt
  9. I want to install OS X Snow Leopard via VMWare Fusion on my Mac running macOS Sierra. I made an image from my installation disk, made a VM, and booted it up. I got an error that says 'The guest OS is not OS X Server' I know there are ways to bypass this, but is there a specific guide that I can follow?
  10. Here's the rather surprising story - in addition to a bare-metal installation of OS X (Mavericks currently), I also have several OS X-based VMs. I created a new one (basically just for yuks) to test out USB stick installs in VMware Workstation 10 for Windows (suitably unlocked). The strangeness is that a stick that I created according to the directions from the current public beta fails natively, but works in VMware. It's not a similar stick, but the SAME stick. Natively, it will time-out (graphically) and go to sleep; however, it installed in VMware just fine; it is, in fact, running as I type this. Is the nVidia graphics support (the only difference in a native install's favor) that badly broken in Yosemite compared to Mavericks? (My native Mavericks install works just fine with Clover legacy as the loader - the SAME version of Clover is on the USB stick; 2803 for the curious. The stick itself is an "OEM" Kingston USB stick supplied to MicroCenter connected to a standard USB v2 port driven by the Intel G41 chipset.)
  11. Hi guys, This is my very first topic here. Hello to everyone I have not yet adventured myself on trying to install Mac on my PC. I wanted to use Mac on VMWare for the time being till I get some time to do more reading on how all this works. With that being sad, I have a Mac OSX 10.7 VMWare in my USB drive, 2 cores and 3GB memory allocated. It runs smooth! The boot is fast, around 1 minute. Where I click, it responds. Every program I open, it opens fast. XCode 4 is fast Now, I have my Mac OS X 10.10 also in a VMWare running from my SSD drive. 4 cores and 8gb of memory. It takes close to TEN MINUTES to boot. XCode is impossible to use. Everything is just super slow. I downloaded both VMWares off the internet, I even didnt build myself. I just can't understand why why so slow. I want to use OSX 10.10 to be able to use XCode 6, so I really would like to fix this sluggishness problem. Is anyone experiencing this? I am using VMWare workstion 11 and virtualization is enabled in my UEFI Thanks Ps: I am happy to post a video of 10.10 running to show how slow it is.
  12. 初めまして。 私は、ESXi6.5U1とNvidiaのGPUをパススルーしてHighSierraを動かしています。 MacPro(late2013)からの乗り換えでESXiでmacOSとWindowsの同時稼働を目標にして構築しました。 今の所安定して動いています。動作報告と構築方法を書きます。 仮想化でmacOSを動かしたい方の助けになればと思います Hardware: CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X Memory: DDR4 64GB M/B: MSI X299 SLI PLUS GPU1: ELSA NVIDIA QuadroP400 2GB (macOS) GPU2: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini 8GB (Windows) Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB TypeM2 (macOS) Intel SSD SDSC2KW256G8 256GB (ESXi DataStore) Sandisk SSD SDSSDA120G 120GB (ESXi) その他 HDDx4 USB HostController: Century CIF-USB3P4FL USB3.0 4Port (FL1100) Audio: Yamaha Steinberg UR12 (USB) Bluetooth: ELECOM LBT-UAN05C2/N Monitor: ASUS PA279Q (DP=Displayport) USB Device: Trackball, Apple Wireless Keyboard 他 Ethernet: Vmware vmxnet3 Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection (Windows) Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter XPI9301CT (macOS) Hypervisor: vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 Update1 (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) VMKernel Build 6765664 -> VMKernel Build 7388607 [2018/02/21 Update] GuestOS: macOS HighSierra 10.13.2 (17C88) -> macOS HighSierra 10.13.3 (17D102) Windows10 Pro Creators Update x64 -> Windows10 Pro Fall Creators Update x64 方法: 注意:SSHクライアントとターミナルの操作が必要な時があります。 ESXiをインストールしUnlockerPatchを適用済みの状態であること。 OSディスクのISO作成: HighSierraのISOイメージ作成はGitHubのkholia/OSX-KVM にあるshスクリプトを利用しました。 作成したらESXiにアップロードします。 Pass-through: ESXiのサーバーにログインしてパススルーしたいデバイスを有効にしておきます。ESXiの再起動が必要です。 パススルーしたデバイス。 ELSA NVIDIA QuadroP400 2GB ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini 8GB Century CIF-USB3P4FL USB3.0 4Port (FL1100) マザーボード上のUSB Host controller (Asmedia) Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter XPI9301CT ディスクの設定: Crucial MX300 525GB を仮想マシンに直接利用させたいのでSSHクライアントでESXiに入り RDM(RawDeviceMapping)を使い登録しておきます。 こちらを参考にしました。 https://gist.github.com/Hengjie/1520114890bebe8f805d337af4b3a064 私の場合、他にもMacProで利用していた外付けHDDをPCに収納してRDMで登録してあります。 仮想マシンの設定/OSインストール: 次にmacOS用の仮想マシンを作成します。ウィザードでゲストOSの選択では"macOS 10.12(64Bit)"を選択します。 この時はまだパススルーしたデバイスは登録しません。ハードディスクに先ほどRDMで設定したCrucialのVMDKを指定します。接続の種類はSATAを指定して下さい。仮想CD-ROMドライブには作成したISOイメージを選択します。 作成が完了したら、HighSierraのインストールとOSアップデート、そしてNvidiaのWebドライバーを予めインストールしておきます。 問題がないか確認してよければ仮想マシンをシャットダウンします。 準備ができたので仮想マシンのVMX編集に入り、パススルーしたデバイスを登録します。私の場合は、QuadroP400とCentury CIF-USB3P4FLを指定しました。編集を終わらせ保存します。 モニターとQuadroP400をDPケーブルで接続します。USBマウスやキーボードをパススルーしたUSBカードに接続します。 仮想マシンの電源をオンにします。うまくいけばモニターにログイン画面が映ります。 VMware Toolsはインストールせずにそのまま使用しています。 Trimの有効化: CrucialのSSDですがTrimが有効になっていないのでmacOSのターミナルから以下のコマンドで有効にします。再起動して システムレポートから有効になっているか確認してください。 sudo trimforce enable VMware Fusionを動かす: ESXi上でVMwareFusionを動かしたい場合、このままだとFusion側の仮想マシンがエラーで起動できません。なのでESXiの設定を変更します。 SSHクライアントでESXiにログインします。/etc/vmware/config に以下を追記します。 vhv.enable = "TRUE" 保存したらESXiを再起動します。確認でmacOSを立ち上げてVMwareFusionで仮想マシンをオンにしてみてください。動くはずです。 追記(2017/12/06): ちなみにVMwareToolsはインストールていません。 ​・ESXiのMacにVMwareToolsはインストールていません。 ・CloverBootloaderは使用していません。 追記(2018/01/10):加筆・修正 追記(2018/02/21):ESXiアップデート、 Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection と Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter XPI9301CTを追加
  13. I have VMWare Workstation 8 and an AMD system(AMD-V Enabled), and I would love to install Snow Leopard on it. But I can't find any decent guides to do this, and I'm looking for some guidance. I want to install it with the least modifications as possible. So could anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks all in advance. EDIT: I didn't want to make all those threads, I have no idea why that happened. Could a MOD please delete the duplicate threads?
  14. So I've managed to get Unlocker working on ESXi 6.0U2, installed Sierra and got GPU passthrough working with my GTX 1050 Ti. However...audio is a mess. I tried with an old USB sound card I had lying around, and the results were pathetic. So I disabled SIP (that was an adventure), installed VoodooHDA 2.9.0 and tried routing audio over HDMI. Again, it was an unpleasant experience. So I tried an old PCI M-Audio Revolution with a Snow Leopard era kext. I got audio, but it frequently broke up and distorted. Aside from audio, the VM feels stuttery and uneven, like the system is overloaded with I/O. However, there's actually very little activity in Activity Monitor. Anyone have any suggestions for getting decent audio out of this VM?
  15. VMQemuVGA display adapter driver for OSx86 running as a VirtualBox guest. The binary should work on all OSs from Snow Leopard up to Yosemite 10.10. It allows to set different screen resolutions in VirtualBox from System Preferences. The changes I've made to the fork have been minimal. GitHub project page Binary and source releases Special thanks: PureDarwin probonopd rafirafi Zenith432 VMware, Inc